cutting off top of magnolia tree

Discussion in 'Magnoliaceae' started by kliche, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. kliche

    kliche Member

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    I just purchased a magnolia tree,is that ok if I cut the top off to make the tree shorter??? I want this tree to be less than 5 feet short. and if it is ok ,when is the best time to do it>>> thank you!!!!
     
  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    No! Magnolias don't tolerate pruning at all well. Realistically, you have to let them do their own thing.
     
  3. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    No magnolia grows only 5' tall. Plant a shorter-growing shrub in that spot instead, one that is suitable for the small space available.
     

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